Happy November 1st!
I’ve decided to stretch my “legs” and try this posting every day in November thing. Life was seeming a little…dull? I figured “Why Not?”.
I thought I would start off the month by introducing my furry kids. We have 3 awesome dogs that im pretty sure we grow more smitten of every day. Yes. I know we are ate up. I accept that fully.
Chuck was my first dog as an adult. A couple months after I moved in to my house my mom and I went to the new Petsmart that just opened near us. We were just looking around and I hadn’t really thought of actually adopting a dog but there was a group from Saline County there and there was this medium black dog in a cage. They got him out and I sat there on the floor with him knowing that I could not put him back in the cage and walk away without him. My mom helped me with his adoption fee and the rest is history. Life without Chuck hasn’t been without trials. He had separation anxiety and hates being in a kennel. Luckily he is a well behaved dog these days outside of his kennel and doesn’t have to endure being in one.
When I adopted him I took him to work with me to be checked over and whatnot. The shelter had pegged him as a much younger dog than he actually was so they never tested him for heartworms. We nearly didn’t, either, but did on a whim and his test was positive! We treated his heartworms and neutered him and he has been fine since.
Chuck is quick to bark if he thinks his honor has been insulted. He is that grumpy old man that is always yelling at the kids to get off his lawn! He has to eat special food to keep his gut happy. His greatest joys in life are rawhides to chew on, soft beds to lay on and eating. He is the first to get in your face if he thinks you have missed feeding them a meal.
Noodle came into our lives 5 years ago today as a little 12 week old baby. We had been looking for a companion for Chuck for a month or two beforehand. We had very specific “wants” and it took awhile to pin those down. We ended up meeting a rescue lady in the McDonalds parking lot. She had brought 3 litter mates out and Josh chose Noodle out of the mix. She was so little when we got her, yet its hard for me to imagine her that small after all this time.
She is a funny creature and the ruler of our house. If there is a scuffle, she is there READY to intervene. She doesn’t take any sh1t off of other dogs either. Or the cats either for that matter. She loves to cuddle and get under the blankets and be warm. Toys with stuffing do not stand a chance with her around as she takes great joy in digging out the stuffing and leaving it all over the living room.
Pickle is the youngest of the bunch, yet the biggest. I was dabbling with fostering thru the local city shelter and Josh, Audrey and I went down to pick up a foster. When we got there, the foster coordinator decided that the dog we were going to take was too adoptable and gave me a list of other dogs to foster. While I was talking to her, Josh and Audrey were out in the kennels looking at dogs. I found them and they led me to a cage with Pickle (formerly Yasmine) who was also on the list the foster coordinator gave me. With that we took her home and started our foster relationship. We fostered her for a couple of months and then found her a home. As it turns out, she wasn’t a good fit for that home. She had a short stint with BFF’s and then came back to us. When she came back, we knew that she wasn’t going ANYwhere. She was ours. Her and Noodle are BFF’s and inseparable. The only time they are separate is when they are in their kennels.
Pickles biggest fault is sometimes she loves tooooo much. She will get really excited about seeing someone and just need to be a part of them. She likes to put your fingers in her mouth or if you are sitting she might get up and kiss/nibble on your nose. I think its adorable but house guests don’t always think so. She also will tell you how it is if she isn’t getting enough attention. The laser pointer is her favorite toy and sometimes she will just go stand and stare at the laser pointer device. Rawhides and most plush toys don’t stand a chance in her presence.